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Free Virtual Caregiver Academy

Family caregivers are the foundation of long-term care nationwide. It is estimated that more than 65 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged individual and they spend a average of 20 hours per week providing care.

Caregiving is a challenging role that is draining and often underappreciated. Most caregivers must dive in with no training and little support. The Caregiver Academy provides practical education and support one class at a time, so you can be a confident, courageous, empowered caregiver.

FREE Zoom Virtual Classes
Class Time: 4th Tuesday of the month
2 pm to 3 pm

Registration is required to receive the monthly emails containing the Zoom links.
To register call or email Tamyra Jovel at 252.974.1837 or tjovel@mideastcom.org.

2021 Caregiver Academy Schedule

January 26 – Evidence-Based Programs
Brandie Garner, MEC AAA Aging Services Coordinator
February 23 – Project C.A.R.E (Caregivers Running on Empty)
Amanda Biggs, MEC AAA Project C.A.R.E Family Consultant
March 23 – HomeMeds
Shannon Carter, MEC Aging Services Coordinator
April 27 – End of Life Care/ Advance Directives
Vicki Dougherty, Vidant Health
May 25 – Dementia Friends
Tamyra Jovel, FMEC AAA amily Caregiver Resource Specialist
June 22 – Elder Abuse: What You Need To Know
Shannon Carter and Laura Jet, MEC AAA Ombudsman
July 27 – Being Prepared: What’s in Your Kit & Bag
Tamyra Jovel, MEC AAA Family Caregiver Resource Specialist
August 24 – Mental Health for Caregivers
Kim Williams, Trillium Health Resources
September 28 – Medicare 101
Brandie Garner, MEC AAA Aging Services Coordinator
October 26 – Long-Term Care 101
Laura Jet, MEC AAA Ombudsman
November 23 – Family Caregiver Support Program
Tamyra Jovel, MEC AAA Family Caregiver Resource Specialist
December 28 – Managing Stress: Taking Care of YOU
Tamyra Jovel, MEC AAA Family Caregiver Resource Specialist

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